Some silly Linux thing eh? Let's translate it into cars, as we are on slashdot.
You can no longer use brand X gas in your car you must use brand Y. You're okay with that, right?
But you can no longer use wheels on your car and you have a problem with that.
You forget that some of us paid close to $1000 when it first came out, with the understanding that it could play games, do it's sony thing, play blueray disks, and run Linux.
So I deserve some of that original money back. I don't like being held up for about $200 worth of functionality. You might be okay with that, but then again plenty of people don't mind being smacked in the face once in a while. I for one, DO NOT ACCEPT the Sony overlords.